Outer space is a theme virtually all kids enjoy learning about! Space is so interesting and unknown that it keeps kids riveted!
If your children or students can’t get enough, they’ll want to make this rocket puppet template.
It’s a fun rocket activity for kids that’s simple to make and exciting to play with.
Watch our quick video tutorial to see how we made it, then be sure to download the free template so your kids can too!
Paper Bag Rocket Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Rocket template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Optional: Glue the space background to the main portion and flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Create the rocket’s head by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper.
Position the eyes near the middle of the head and glue them in place.
Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off the excess paper, then glue the completed mouth just below the eyes.
Next, glue the base of the rocket to main portion of the paper bag. Leave the bottom half unglued.
Place the window frame in the middle of the rocket base and glue it in place.
Position the window in the middle of the window frame and glue it in place.
Take the rocket fins and glue them to bottom left and right of the rocket on the backside.
Glue the inner flame to the outer flame. Take the completed flame and glue it to the bottom and back of the rocket base and glue it completely done at this time.
Finish off the rocket by gluing the middle fin to the middle, bottom of the rocket.
And you’re done! This is a cute paper bag craft the kids can play with!
Space Unit For Kids
Parents and teachers, are you looking for a fun and educational way to teach your kids about space? If so, then you should consider creating a space unit study!
We have a variety of crafts, printables, and activities that will help your kids learn about the solar system, planets, stars, and more. Read on below and be ready in just a few minutes!
Kids Books About Space
Reading to young children is one of the best things parents can do to promote their child’s language development.
When children are read to, they learn new words, sentence structure, and how to follow a story. Children who are read to regularly may also have better reading comprehension and higher vocabulary scores!
For those reasons and more, we recommend starting a theme by reading some books.
8 Little Planets is a fun space book for the youngest of kids. It has engaging rhyming words and cute illustrations!
On The Launchpad is a simple space-themed book for young children learning how to count! Read it nightly to help them learn!
My First Book of Planets is perfect for children who want to learn more about space.
Space Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great way for kids to express their creativity and have fun. But it can also offer some important benefits. For example, crafting can help improve fine motor skills, promote cognitive development, and boost self-esteem.
Try some of these fun space-themed craft ideas:
3D Rocket Craft – This rocket craft is made from paper and is great for kids to make! It is unique and fun and is a great way to encourage kids to use their imagination. This rocket can be made in any color and is a great way to practice fine motor skills.
Earth Paper Craft – Kids will love this easy and fun Earth craft! It’s the perfect way to teach them about our planet and space. All you need is some construction paper, a few simple supplies, and the free template. The finished product is sure to be a hit with kids!
Rocket Ship Name Craft – This rocket name craft is a fun and easy way for kids to practice spelling their names. Simply download the template, edit it with your child’s name, and then cut it out. This craft is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners who are just learning to spell their names. It’s also great for older kids who need a little extra practice.
Space Kids’ Activities
These space pattern block mats are perfect for hands-on learning! Kids can explore the solar system with these mats! Additionally, the vibrant colors are sure to engage little ones as they learn about our incredible universe.
These free printable space color by numbers are a fun way for kids to practice their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Simply print out the coloring page and let your child have fun filling in the spaces with color. When they’re done, hang up their artwork for all to see!
Space is a fascinating place for kids to learn about. With these space do a dot printables, they can have fun while learning about letters and numbers. Each printable has different activities for kids to do, such as counting the dots or finding the letter. These printables are a great way for kids to learn while having fun.
Fun Space Ideas
If you or your kids really love space, they’ll love these ideas:
- Kids will love these vibrant and fun space temporary tattoos.
- These space shaped crayons are perfect for a kid’s party favor or just for fun!
- Turn your child into an astronaut with this custom astronaut wall print.
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More Fun Activities
Rocket Puppet Template For Kids
This rocket puppet is a fun space craft for kids to make!
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Rocket template
- Download the rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Optional: Glue the space background to the main portion and flap portion of the brown paper bag.
- Create the rocket's head by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper.
- Position the eyes near the middle of the head and glue them in place.
- Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off the excess paper, then glue the completed mouth just below the eyes.
- Next, glue the base of the rocket to main portion of the paper bag. Leave the bottom half unglued so you can add the fins and flames.
- Place the window frame in the middle of the rocket base and glue it in place.
- Position the window in the middle of the window frame and glue it in place.
- Take the rocket fins and glue them to bottom left and right of the rocket on the backside.
- Glue the inner flame to the outer flame. Take the completed flame and glue it to the bottom and back of the rocket base and glue it completely done at this time.
- Finish off the rocket by gluing the middle fin to the middle, bottom of the rocket.
Friday 5th of August 2022
Your designs are fun!
Saturday 6th of August 2022
Thursday 7th of July 2022
I love them I think they are really unique and want to make them with my students but using foil
Saturday 9th of July 2022
Oh, that sounds cool!
Sunday 19th of June 2022
Monday 20th of June 2022